Upon my 24th birthday, here is a list of 24 things I am grateful for:

  • People
  • (The wonderful people around the world whom I call) Friends
  • A caring, closely connected family
  • My ability to prepare a healthy, wholesome, tasty meal
  • The marvelous journeys I have made across the earth
  • Books: specifically those in which great people share their thoughts and struggles to become better persons
  • Confidence that I can learn almost anything if I take conscious, persistent action
  • Airplanes
  • The fact that I enjoy working (industriousness)
  • Sunshine
  • Sea
  • Swimming
  • My choice to study engineering, not business
  • Apple Keynote
  • Little attachment to physical goods
  • The feeling that comes from intense Yoga
  • Difficult phases in personal relationships
  • The realization that I have total freedom to do what I want
  • Mountains (in all seasons)
  • Experiences with selfless service at a young age
  • Interactions with people who had decided to use their life purposefully
  • Confrontations with fear
  • An ability to bring people together
  • Nature

May the list grow with time.


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